The Golden Globes, which are decided by about 92 Hollywood Foreign Press Association members came out with a comprehensive list of their nominations for 2008, but a couple of relatively major films were downright overlooked.
The Globes only nominated Penn for best actor, but they did it almost reluctantly. And Van Sant as well as producers and scripters for the political power play of a film were ignored.
On the same list, “Batman Forever,” which had one of the best DVD openings of any film yesterday, was nominated only for Heath Ledger as best supporting actor. Sadly, it helps that Ledger passed away from a drug overdose in January. He has already been given a best supporting award posthumously from the Los Angeles Critics Association.
And the Oscars will likely follow suit.